Simply exceptional: very bright, understands complicated technical issues and is very good at cross-examination.
Very clever and down-to-earth.
Her written work is brilliant and she's incredibly good with clients.
Understands both the law and the industry. She is very quick and thorough and really grasps construction-specific disputes
Bright, hard-working and responsive.
Her experience and abilities are beyond her year of call.
Catherine is a successful commercial and insurance specialist with a particular focus on construction and engineering disputes, property damage and professional liability. She has a busy court and adjudication practice, acting for insurers, contractors, employers, construction professionals and insolvency practitioners.
Catherine appears in all levels of tribunal in procedural applications, substantive hearings and trials. She is also regularly instructed in adjudications and accepts such instructions under the Hardwicke Fixed Fee Adjudication Scheme.
Catherine is “innovative and commercially minded” and has a client focused and commercial approach to resolving disputes, giving “good, practical advice”. She effectively manages the legal, expert and client teams to achieve the most favourable outcome for her clients. She is described by her clients as “bright” and “phenomenally hardworking” and has been described by Chambers UK as “a junior who is doing a ‘tremendous amount’ of construction work to great acclaim.”
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Insurance Funded Disputes
- Adjudication Society
- British Insurance Law Association
- Society of Construction Law
Contributor to Construction All Risks Insurance, published by Sweet & Maxwell.
- LLM European Law (University of Nottingham)
- BA (Hons) Jurisprudence (University of Oxford, St. Catherine’s College)
- Bar Vocational Course
- Lord Astbury Scholar, Middle Temple
Catherine is recommended by Chambers UK, Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading junior in construction. She is also recommended by Legal 500 for professional negligence and Chambers UK for property damage.
“Very hard-working and enthusiastic,” she “understands both the law and the industry.” (Chambers UK)
“She is very quick and thorough and really grasps construction-specific disputes.” (Chambers UK)
“Fights really hard for her clients and works incredibly hard. She’s an excellent advocate who produces top-notch written work.” (Chambers UK)
‘Simply exceptional: very bright, understands complicated technical issues and is very good at cross-examination.’ (Legal 500)
“An outstanding advocate who is resolute and remarkable in leading a long-term strategy.” (Legal 500)
“Her written work is top class…She is very commanding and highly effective when dealing with clients and the other side.” (Chambers Global)
“An extremely hard worker who always comes up with helpful, pragmatic advice.” (Chambers UK)
“Impressive.” (Legal 500)
“‘She has very strong communication skills that inspire confidence and bring a positive energy to the room.” (Legal 500)
“Bright, hard-working and responsive.” (Chambers UK)
“Her written work is brilliant and she’s incredibly good with clients.” (Chambers UK)
“Very clever and down-to-earth.” (Chambers UK)
“Clever, incredibly industrious, very easy to work with and utterly reliable.” (Chambers UK)
“She’s very bright, very accommodating, and very good with clients. Both her writing and advocacy skills are impressive.” (Chambers UK)